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888 signs first online operator sponsorship deal with the New York Jets of the National Football League

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888 Holdings Plc, one of the world’s most popular online gaming companies and solutions providers, is delighted to announce it has signed a sponsorship deal with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).

The sponsorship deal is a first for an online operator with an NFL team following recent permission to allow casino and poker operators to sponsor American football teams. As part of the deal, 888.com branding will be seen during the Jets games at the MetLife Stadium, including within ‘red-zone’

highlights shown on the stadium’s videoboards. 888.com’s sponsorship includes the use of New York

Jets branding and logos in marketing materials as well as adverts distributed during New York Jets game day radio coverage and across the New York Jets digital platforms.The sponsorship launched in October and will run through the entire 2018-19 New York Jets season.

The deal is the latest exciting development for 888 in the US market, following the launch of the 888sport brand in New Jersey in September, complementing the 888casino and 888poker brands already established in the state. 888’s customers in New Jersey are now able to enjoy a wide range of 888 products from a single login.

Yaniv Sherman, Head of Group Commercial Development at 888, commented:”This exciting deal between the New York Jets and 888.com is a significant moment for both 888 and our industry as it marks the first ever sponsorship agreement between an NFL team and a global online operator.

888 has a unique position across the three regulated states for full online gaming and we are confident that this deal will further strengthen the 888 brand in the US market. This will support the successful delivery of our growth strategy to be a leading operator in the developing and potentially significant US online gaming market.”

 

About 888 Holdings Plc:

  • • 888 Holdings Public Limited Company (888) is one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers. 888’s mission is to supply its customers with innovative and market-leading online gaming products, above all in a safe and secure environment.
  • • 888 has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry since foundation in 1997, providing to players and B2B partners an always innovative and world-class online gaming experience. At the heart of 888’s business is its proprietary gaming technology and associated platforms.
  • • The Group is structured into two lines of business: B2C, under the 888 brands, and B2B, conducted through Dragonfish, which provides partners a leading platform through which to establish an online gaming presence and monetise their own brands.
  • • 888’s consumer facing websites offer more than just online gaming. They are entertainment destinations: places where people can enjoy a truly interactive experience and be part of an online community that shares common interests. 888’s strong and trusted brands are all accessible through 888.com.
  • • Find out more about 888 at http://corporate.888.com/.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Lucky Day Partners with the L.A. Clippers

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The app that loves winners awards one-of-a-kind gameday experiences to L.A. Clippers fans

 

Popular lifestyle app, Lucky Day, has joined forces with the L.A. Clippers in its first ever NBA team partnership. The collaboration between Lucky Day and the Clippers boasts an array of unique gameday experiences designed to provide Clippers fans a chance to add a little luck to their days.

Lucky Day offers its users the opportunity to play a set of daily scratchers, raffles, and lottery – 100% risk free. “We believe in giving everyone a chance to add a little luck to their day, and nothing makes us happier than to see the expressions on peoples’ faces when they win,” says Joshua Javaheri, CEO of Lucky Day. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Clippers family and look forward to the many winning moments that will occur throughout the season.”

Lucky Day and the L.A. Clippers share the common goal of creating an energetic, exceptional experience through a fan-first approach and a commitment to winning. “We are committed to giving Clippers fans the best experience possible every time they interact with our team, and especially when they attend our games,” said Scott Sonnenberg, Chief Global Partnerships Officer, L.A. Clippers. “This new partnership with Lucky Day will help us create memorable moments for Clippers fans at our games and extend the excitement to fans across Los Angeles.”

The partnership also includes gameday signage, digital and social media activations, hospitality elements and on-court fan promotions customized to engage fans.

 

ABOUT LUCKY DAY:
Lucky Day, number 1 app on the App Store and top 5 on Google Play, is a sweepstakes app allowing users to win money and prizes by conveniently playing a range of ad-sponsored scratchers, raffles, and lottery, daily. Lucky Day’s mission is to give everyone a chance to win up to $100,000 and have a lucky day, risk-free, because “we love winners”. Millions of dollars have been awarded with thousands of winners redeeming daily.

ABOUT L.A. CLIPPERS:
Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the L.A. Clippers in 2018-19 are competing in the franchise’s 49th season and 35th in Los Angeles. They recently extended a franchise record, completing their seventh consecutive winning season in 2017-18. The team has logged the NBA’s 5th-best record over the course of head coach Doc Rivers’ five-year tenure. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and through the L.A. Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California.

 

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Steve Wynn moves court against Wynn Resorts and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

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Steve Wynn, the ousted co-founder of Wynn Resorts, has filed a case against his former company and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in his bid to block the release of any investigative report that might leak “privileged material.”

Wynn’s allegation is that his former company wrongly handed over privileged documents to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for its investigation into allegations of misconduct raised against him in Wall Street Journal in February. He resigned from the company’s board following the allegations and sold his entire 12.1 per cent stake in the company. Wynn’s lawsuit argues that the information contained in materials handed to the commission was subject to attorney-client privilege during his time as Wynn Resorts CEO.

 “Recognizing that they have conducted their months-long investigation into Wynn Resorts with total disregard for protecting the privileged communications of Mr Wynn—who, again, has no ability to determine what communications and materials have been provided to regulators—Mass Gaming officials have simply donned the judge’s robe, cracked the gavel and unilaterally determined that Mr Wynn has failed to sustain his burden of establishing that any privilege applies to the unknown universe of documents acquired during the Mass Gaming investigation,” the lawsuit states.

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Revenues surge for casinos in Northwest Indiana

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The casinos in Northwest Indiana have reported a revenue of US$76 million for the month of October, representing a 1.8 per cent rise from that of September.

Ameristar in East Chicago posted a 7.4 per cent hike in revenues, totalling US$18.1 million, while Gary’s Majestic Star produced US$12.3 million, up 2.2 per cent when compared to last year. “We’re quite pleased with October’s results,” said Barry Cregan, Majestic’s senior vice president and general manager.

Horseshoe Casino in Hammond posted a 3.3 per cent year-over-year decrease to US$33.3 million. “We rebounded a little bit in October,” Horseshoe Hammond Sr. Vice President and General Manager Dan Nita said.

Moreover, Blue Chip experienced the largest decline year-to-date, with a 5.1 per cent to US$127.1 million. Parent company Boyd Gaming said that despite the shaky month they are satisfied with the results. “It continues to perform ahead of our earlier projections,” Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith.

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